hree weeks after attaining her dream of competing on the Commonwealth Video games, a young person has achieved excellent GCSE outcomes.
Jade Phiri, who was representing Zambia, achieved nice success throughout three totally different occasions – ending first in her girls’s 50m butterfly warmth, second in her girls’s 50m freestyle warmth and third in her warmth for the combined 4x100m medley relay.
The 16-year-old, from Lusaka in Zambia, has balanced her educational research round her rigorous coaching schedule and has now obtained six grade 9s and three grade 8s at Millfield College in Somerset.
Alongside her swimming endeavours, Jade can also be an achieved rider and was chosen to signify Zambia within the African Confederation of Equestrian Sport Championships in Algeria.
Jade, who joined the varsity two years in the past, mentioned: “Realizing that I might be swimming within the Commonwealth Video games only a month after my GCSEs, and ensuring that I used to be nonetheless coaching to one of the best of my talents, while balancing revising for my exams, was a significant problem.
“Realizing what to place first in that second was actually troublesome, and it was all fairly overwhelming.
“With the assistance of my housemistress, Emily Tait, and my coach, Rachael Aldington, I used to be in a position to put collectively a two-month plan which included my research, swim and relaxation time.
“I personally would really feel responsible if I missed a session as a way to revise, so my schedule actually helped to handle my week and ensure I received sufficient time within the pool, but additionally time to focus academically.
“I’m massively grateful for all of the help I obtained from my coach, lecturers, and housemistress, as I actually wouldn’t have been in a position to handle such a busy time with out all their assist.”
Jade’s dedication and dedication bore fruit in Birmingham, and noticed her put in spectacular performances throughout all three occasions for which she was chosen.
“The Commonwealth Video games was actually unbelievable,” she mentioned.
“It’s a contest that I’ve at all times dreamt of competing in and having the ability to truly compete was one of many biggest experiences in my life to date.
“Being part of these video games, amongst a few of the finest swimmers round, was actually out of this world.
“It was an expertise that I’ll cherish for a few years to return as I purpose to proceed my swimming journey.”
Jade can be remaining at Millfield to check A-levels in biology, chemistry and arithmetic.